Boston Public Schools Teacher - SLIFE Native Literacy [Multilingual], Gr. 6-8 (Long-Term Substitute)(SY23-24) in Boston, Massachusetts
THIS IS A LONG TERM SUB POSITION that is expected to start on 2/2/2024 and end at the conclusion of this school year. Please note, all substitute teachers are hired as per diem subs, even when placed in long term assignments. All substitutes begin at the per diem rate of pay. For further information about becoming a BPS sub, please refer to our website (http://bostonpublicschools.org/Page/1095). The James W Hennigan K-8 school is a place where we believe that all students can and will learn with the proper learning experiences. Our student population is very diverse and we want staff members who recognize and respect this diversity. At the Hennigan K-8, we are growing the mindset of adults that all students have a right and the ability to access the standards through effective teaching. By increasing standards-aligned instruction for all students within a classroom, we are demonstrating effective teaching. Our school is seeking educators who are able to maintain the rigor and expectations around the CCSS while honoring a balance with the Social and Emotional competencies and standards. This is a teaching position in a classroom for Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education (SLIFE). This position is a Native Literacy teaching position, meaning candidates must be bilingual and biliterate in [Multilingual] and hold licensure in the appropriate content area. In this program model, students are all newcomer English Learners who are ages 9 or older, have ELD levels 1 or 2, are at least two years behind their grade level peers in native language literacy, and have limited or interrupted formal schooling. Students will receive instruction in the student’s native language while students in the SLIFE Multilingual program are from various linguistic backgrounds. Students receive intensive literacy instruction in the native language, and age-appropriate core content instruction in the native language. REPORTS TO: Principal RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach: High Intensive Literacy in a SLIFE Native Literacy setting Creatively provide an interdisciplinary course of study that integrates reading, writing, analytical skills development in alignment with state curricular frameworks for core content areas. Implement district learning goals and objectives using TERC Math Investigations Curriculum and Readers and Writers Workshop Model. Create developmentally appropriate, child centered environment that establishes positive student behavioral expectations conducive to all learners needs through structured routines, and positive behavioral interventions. Establish classroom structure that values positive relationships through intentional implementation of appropriate curriculum Administer district mid-year and end-of-year assessments in accordance with district guidelines. CORE COMPETENCIES: Using the Rubric of Effective Teaching, the Office of Human Capital has identified priority skills and abilities that all BPS teachers should possess: 1. Accountability for Student Achievement (II-A-1. Quality of Effort and Work, II-D-2. High Expectations, I-B-2. Adjustments to Practice) Sets ambitious learning goals for all students, creates cognitively demanding tasks, and models the belief that that all students can master challenging material through effective effort Assesses students’ understanding regularly with ambitious learning goals in mind and takes ownership of making necessary adjustments to instruction to reach goals despite setbacks Passionate and optimistic about their students, their content, and the teaching profession 2. Communicating Content Knowledge (I-A-1. Subject Matter Knowledge, I-A-4. Well-Structured Lessons) Demonstrates mastery of and enthusiasm for content area and the pedagogy it requires Demonstrates understanding for how the subject matter applies in real-world settings and connects to other content areas and relevant standards Can convey content in creative and engaging ways that align to standards 3. Equitable & Effective Instruction (II-A-3. Meeting Diverse Needs, II-A-2. Student Engagement, II-B-1. Safe Learning Environment) Scaffolds and differentiates instruction in order for all students to do complex thinking and rigorous academic work Uses instructional practices that are likely to challenge, motivate, and engage all students and facilitate equitable, active student participation Builds a productive learning environment where every student participates and is valued as part of the class community 4. Cultural Proficiency (II-C-1. Respects Differences, II-C-2. Maintains Respectful Environment) Actively creates and maintains an environment in which students’ diverse backgrounds, identities, strengths, and challenges are respected 5. Parent/Family Engagement (III-A-1. Parent/Family Engagement) Engages with families and builds collaborative, respectful relationships with them in service of student learning 6. Professional Reflection & Collaboration (IV-A-1. Reflective Practice, IV-C-1. Professional Collaboration) Regularly reflects on practice, seeks and responds to feedback, and demonstrates self-awareness and commitment to continuous learning and development Seeks to participate in and contribute to a collaborative adult learning community. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Education: Hold a Bachelor’s degree. Hold a Massachusetts Teaching License in appropriate grade level. Complete state and federal guidelines in order to be fully licensed and "Highly Qualified" according to NCLB. Meet all state and federal guidelines in order to be fully licensed and Highly Qualified. Ability to meet the Standards of Effective Teaching established by the Boston Public Schools as outlined above. Current authorization to work in the United States - Candidates must have such authorization by their first day of employment. QUALIFICATIONS PREFERRED: Preferred qualification for our SLIFE Native Language Literacy teacher is a Bilingual Educator Endorsement (BEE) in Spanish. Experience teaching in urban schools. Spanish Language Fluency Preferred Degree in Education Hold a Bilingual Education Endorsement. Please note, a valid Transitional Bilingual Education license or Transitional Bilingual Learning endorsement issued by the Department shall be deemed the equivalent of the Bilingual Education Endorsement. BPS values linguistic diversity and believe that candidates who speak another language bring added value to the classroom, school, and district culture and diversity. BPS is particularly interested in candidates who are fluent in one of BPS' official languages: Spanish, Creole (Cape Verdean), Creole (Haitian), Chinese, Vietnamese, Portuguese, & Somali. In order to best serve all students, BPS prefers all core content teachers to be certified in their subject area and one or both of the following: Moderate Disabilities, English as a Second Language (at the appropriate grade level(s)). The Boston Public Schools, in accordance with its nondiscrimination policies, does not discriminate in its programs, facilities, or employment or educational opportunities on the basis of race, color, age, criminal record (inquiries only), disability, homelessness, sex/gender, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, genetics or military status, and does not tolerate any form of retaliation, or bias-based intimidation, threat or harassment that demeans individuals’ dignity or interferes with their ability to learn or work. 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Teacher - SLIFE Native Literacy [Multilingual], Gr. 6-8 (Long-Term Substitute)(SY23-24)
Primary Location Hennigan K-8
Salary Range 1.0 FTE
Shift Type Traditional
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